Conservation groups, concerned about the effects of a logging project on lynx denning habitat, have filed suit against the Forest Service in Colorado (WildEarth Guardians v. Conner, 15-858, D. Colo.).
The defendant is Tamara Conner, District Ranger of the Leadville Ranger District in San Isabel National Forest.
"Conservationists see the project as an unfortunate example of a new USFS pattern: approving large-scale logging without identifying to the public—or even committing to itself internally—which mountain slopes will be affected, and in what ways. USFS is legally obligated to look before it leaps and keep the public informed," the groups said in their press release.
WildEarth Guardians is represented by the Western Environmental Law Center.